New Voices: Student Political Activism in the '80s and '90s

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South End Press
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9780896083417
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Regular item
Year
1988
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The author of Food Co-ops for Small Groups chronicles current campus protest activity, interviews student leaders and profiles organizations to prove his finally undeniable point that student activism in the '80s is a vital and influential national movement. Apartheid, Central America, sexism and racism are just a few of the hotbeds of contention on campuses today, and Vellela sets the background of student activism on each issue, from the Depression to the late '70s, and examines the tactics of today's activists, their aims, problems and achievements. He also revisits many news-making events, like the CIA protesters' trial involving Amy Carter and Abbie Hoffman, and the racial attacks at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst after the '86 World Series. (--source: Publishers Weekly and inner book cover)